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Conference Name Annie´s Project in Maryland and Delaware

Jennifer Rhodes



Annie’s Project has not been conducted previously in the Northeastern States. Because Maryland’s Eastern Shore and Delaware are one agricultural area, these states will collaborate on a workshop. It will be conducted January 16-March 5, 2008. This presentation will report on this workshop.

The workshop will follow the basic organization that has been used in other areas of the country. Seven workshop sessions will be held. Main topics for the sessions are: Human Resources and Time Management, Risk Management Overview, Business Planning and Grain Marketing, Computer Use, Computer Programs for Finance and Management, Women and Money, and Topics Chosen by the Participants. The presenters on this proposal are the major workshop teachers. A county family and consumer science educator, an extension IT coordinator, and local farm credit and insurance personnel will also make presentations.

The workshop is being conducted in cooperation with a local community college. The workshop will be listed in their course catalog, and they will handle the registration, and provide classrooms for the workshops. The classes will be conducted from 6-9 pm and will include dinner. This timing will allow farm women who hold full time off-farm jobs to participate.

The registration fee will be $25 because grant money is available to support the workshop. Besides the course catalog, publicity material will be included in county extension newsletters and a mailing will be made to all farms in the area. Farm organizations and farm credit will also provide publicity.

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